Parish News & Events

2017 Lenten Services
Dinner talks following Presanctified Liturgy
Orthodox ABCs I
March 3: A is for Antimens
March 10: B is for Beatitudes
March 17: C is for Chalcedon
March 24: D is for Death and Dying
March 31: TBA
April 7: E is for Eucharist

Dinner (potluck) talks following Saturday Vespers
Orthodox ABCs II
March 4: Z is for Zeon
March 11: Y is for Year
March 18: X is for Xerophagy
March 25: W is for Weddings
April 1: V is for Vestments

Services begin at 4:00 PM. Hospitality follows.

March 5: Orthodoxy Sunday; St. Mary’s OCA Cathedral; 612-781-7667; 1701 Fifth St. NE, Minneapolis

March 12: St. Gregory Palamas; St. George GOA Church; 651-222-6220; 1111 Summit Ave., St. Paul

March 19: Veneration of the Holy Cross; Holy Trinity OCA; 651-771-5614; 956 Forest Ave, St. Paul

March 26: St. John Climacus; St. Elizabeth Mission OCA: 125 Congress St E, St. Paul, MN (Note: NEW address)

April 2: St. Mary of Egypt; St. George Antiochian; 651-457-0854; 1250 Oakdale Ave, West St. Paul

April 9: Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem; (Bridegroom Matins) St. Herman OCA Church; 612-722-2506; 5355 38th Ave. S, Minneapolis

St. Mary's Choir CD
Available for the Holidays

Choir CD

Make Ready, O Bethlehem

"This enjoyable CD contains rarely heard musical settings of hymns for the pre-Nativity and Nativity season, as well as favorite traditional carols. It is a marvelous documentary of the venerable traditions of St Mary's Choir, one of the longest-standing Orthodox church choirs in North America."

Vladimir Morosan
Music Russica

See Jane Neumann, Miho Ealy, or Deacon Gregory to purchase.

2016 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Dr. Scott KenworthyThe Seventh Annual St Alexis Lecture takes place on Bright Friday, May 6 at 7 pm, following Paschal Vespers. We are blessed this year to have Professor Scott Kenworthy, Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Kenworthy will speak on St Tikhon and Orthodoxy in Early Twentieth Century America.

Dr. Kenworthy's research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia. His first book was The Heart of Russia:Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. Dr. Kenworthy is currently writing a biography of St Tikhon (Bellavin, 1865-1925). He is also working on a book on the controversy concerning the Name of God in early 20th century Russia and Mt. Athos.


2015 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Christopher Veniamin

The Sixth Annual St Alexis Lecture took place on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 pm, following Vespers. We are blessed this year to have the well-known scholar and speaker Dr Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St Tikhon's Theological Seminary, speaking on the topic: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: Theosis in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. A reception followed.

2014 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture

Archimandrite Luketook place at the historic St Mary's Cathedral in northeast Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 6.  The speaker was Archimandrite Luke, Abbot of Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery and Seminary at Jordanville, New York. A reception followed in the parish center.

The St Alexis (Toth) Lecture is an annual event sponsored by St Mary's Boriss-Hansen Committee, which is dedicated to furthering educational opportunities for Cathedral parishioners and the local Orthodox community. Previous speakers were Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), Archimandrite Meletios (Weber), Bishop Matthias (Moriak), Archpriest John Jillions. The series is named for the founder of the Orthodox community in Minneapolis over 120 years ago, a great Orthodox missionary and apologist who was glorified by The Orthodox Church in America in 1994.



St. Mary's Choir at The Museum of Russian Art

In December visitors to The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis enjoyed several performances by the St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral Choir. The choir sang harmonized chant melodies from monasteries throughout Russia in keeping with traditions presented in the TMORA exhibition The Romanofs: Legacy of an Empire Lost.

St. Mary's Choir at TMORA

Wonder Blog

"Wonder" is a publication of the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America. "Wonder" is published monthly on a particular theme and presents four or five articles from a variety of perspectives.  This blog is particularly geared for young adults and college students, and those who minister to them.

The October 2012 issue, on the topic "Help My Unbelief", contains several articles contributed by St. Mary's young adults.

2012 Annual St Alexis (Toth) Lecture
Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor
Orthodox Church in America


An annual event sponsored by the Borris-Hansen Committee at St Mary's Cathedral

Bishop Matthias visits St. Mary's for the 3rd Annual St. Alexis (Toth) Lecture.

Archimandrite Meletios Webber visits St. Mary's for the 2nd Annual St. Alexis (Toth) Lecture.

Metropolitan JONAH and Archbishop JOB visit St. Mary's for the remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of St. Alexis (Toth) repose.

Mission Committee Sweatshirt and Book Sales

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